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Clément Magloire-Saint-Aude

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...On December 7, 1945, speaking shortly after his arrival in Haïti, André Breton, evoked “one of those elected sites that are a permanent temptation”, while observing that surrealism already found there a strong potential resonance...

René Depestre

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet, novelist, and essayist, René Depestre has never specifically considered himself a surrealist and he has not actively participated in the movement. Nevertheless, his work has followed a trajectory that has entailed a critical...

Herve Télémaque

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hervé Télémaque was never a member of the surrealist group, although for a time he frequently met Breton and his friends. But his relationship with the movement gives room for reflection. Many painters, like Paalen, Serpan or Hantaï, who...

The Caribbean

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...While surrealism took shape in Europe in the aftermath of the First World War, in the Caribbean and South America it produced a long and sustained dialogue on questions of the relationship between Europe and its colonial others...

Vodou

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Vodou, the religion of Haiti organized around an expansive realm of lwa (spirits), formed during the country’s French colonial period, was an important component of the anti-colonial, anti-slavery revolution of 1791–1804. Vodou’s sèvitè...

Anthropology

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Anthropology has been a key concern within surrealism from the beginning. As James Clifford has shown, surrealism emerged at a time when anthropology as an intellectual discipline was being shaped in France and the links between them over...